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Friday, Aug 18
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Summergrass Festival
5:00 PM Latin Food Festival
5:30 PM Film: Beauty and the Beast
7:00 PM Music: Quinteto Caballero
7:00 PM Music: Salvador Padilla
7:00 PM Music: Steel Pulse
7:00 PM Stage: Beauty And The Beast
7:30 PM Music: Mariachi Summit Gala
7:30 PM Music: Taimane Gardner
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Saturday, Aug 19
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:00 PM Latin Food Festival
12:00 PM Summergrass Festival
2:00 PM Music: Quarteto Nuevo
2:00 PM Film: Blue Moon
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
2:00 PM Stage: Beauty And The Beast
3:00 PM Salsa and Salsa
3:30 PM Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture And Awards
4:00 PM Film: Blue Moon
4:00 PM Summer Splash
7:00 PM Music: Shahram Shabpareh and Shahab Tiam
7:00 PM Stage: Beauty And The Beast
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Sunday, Aug 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:30 AM Class: A Farm to Fork
12:00 PM Summergrass Festival
1:00 PM Film: Knowledge is the Beginning
2:00 PM House of Hungary Lawn Program
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
2:00 PM Stage: Beauty And The Beast
4:00 PM Chicana Tribute
5:00 PM Spanish Sunday
7:00 PM Music: Boléro by the Bay
7:00 PM Music: Carlos Daniels tribute to Juan Gabriel
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Monday, Aug 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film: Love and Death
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Tuesday, Aug 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Class: Beginner level Irish Gaelic
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
Wednesday, Aug 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: The Lady from Shanghai
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
7:30 PM Music: David Buchbinder
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Thursday, Aug 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Film: Séraphine
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Friday, Aug 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
12:30 PM Dance Program at the College Avenue Center
5:00 PM Carlsbad Music Festival
6:00 PM SDIKFF: Opening Gala
6:00 PM Sand Sculpture Art Festival
6:00 PM Music: The New Orleans Swinging Gypsies
7:00 PM Music: Kourosh Taghavi
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
9:00 PM Film: Sila and the Gate Keepers of the Arctic
Saturday, Aug 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Sand Sculpture Art Festival
10:00 AM La Vuelta Cultural Street Festival
12:00 PM House of Mexico
12:00 PM Imperial Avenue Street Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
4:00 PM Music: Flamenco Arana
5:30 PM Film: Moana
6:00 PM Taste Of The Philippines With Dakila
7:30 PM Film: The Postman
8:00 PM Lecture: Insights from Archaeological and Historical Investigations
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
11:00 PM SDIKFF: Screenwriters Panel
Sunday, Aug 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Sand Sculpture Art Festival
11:00 AM House of Palestine
12:00 PM Carlsbad Music Festival
2:00 PM Music: Jimmy & Enrique
2:00 PM International Fashion Show
2:00 PM Art: Lei Tang
2:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
3:00 PM Stage: Mexihco
6:00 PM Music: Ottmar Liebert
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
7:30 PM Music: Ozomatli
7:30 PM Music: Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes & Tonio Bailardo
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Monday, Aug 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Shakespeare Film Screenings At The Globe
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Tuesday, Aug 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Class: Beginner level Irish Gaelic
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
Wednesday, Aug 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Film: Spare Parts
7:00 PM Stage: Robin Hood
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Thursday, Aug 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Film: Midnight in Paris
8:00 PM Stage: Hamlet
Calendar

< Saturday, February 25, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

The Taming of the Shrew
Until August 20, 2017

Evita
Until August 27, 2017

Robin Hood
Until September 3, 2017

Hamlet
Until September 10, 2017

Exhibitions and Art

American and European Folk Art
Until August 20, 2017

We Are Here/Estamos Aqui
Until October 29, 2017

Trappings: Homage to the Horse and Other Steeds
Until November 12, 2017

Barrio Art Crawl
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Art of East Asia
Until December 31, 2019

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

Dan McCleary, Etchings And Studies: Taller De Grabado Oaxaca 2000 - 2016

Kanban, Traditional Shop Signs Of Japan
Ongoing until October 8, 2017

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Irish Gaelic Conversation Circle
Ongoing Tuesdays - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Shakespeare&Tea
Ongoing Sundays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Dancing With The Brush: Chinese Brush Painting And Calligraphy
Ongoing Tuesdays

Middle-Eastern Drum and Belly Dance Class
Ongoing Mondays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Urban Art & More
Ongoing Tuesdays

Mandarin Meetup
Ongoing Wednesdays

Cultural Tours and Excursions

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum & Garden Tour
Ongoing, every 1st Saturday of each month

Little Italy Culinary Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

Asian Pacific Historical District Walking Tour
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month.

Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling in Tijuana
Ongoing, Select Fridays

Tijuana Street Art Trek with Panca
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Street Eats
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Brewery Tour
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Market Hop
Ongoing, Select Sundays

Tijuana Seafood Food Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

Tijuana Foodie Adventure
Ongoing Saturdays,Tuesdays,Sundays

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Brews + Chews & Views: Tijuana Walking Tour
Ongoing Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Other

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Frankie & Maria's Italian Wedding, A Not-So-Ordinary Interactive Dinner Theater
Ongoing, Saturdays, Fridays

Jewish Film Festival
Ongoing, Everyday

Belly Dance Greek Dinner Show
Ongoing, Fridays, Saturdays

Haad Sai Thai Food
Ongoing, Thursday

10:00 AM World Thinking Day Join KPBS and the Girl Scouts of San Diego at the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum for this annual event exploring world cultures! Enjoy traditional performances, ethnic food, and interactive activities from around the globe.

Admission/Cost: Free - $6

Location:
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum
320 North Broadway
Escondido, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, February 25 - 10:00 AM
Section 1: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Please RSVP
Section 2: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Please RSVP

For more information, please call (760) 233-7755
11:00 AM Japanese Brush Painting Art Exhibition Join the Friends of Taka Sumi-e brush painting society as they explore The Year of the Rooster in Asian style paintings, fashion, painting demonstrations, music, and more. The exhibition takes place in Room 101. This is the 15th annual show for Friends of Taka members, who are also San Diego Community College Continuing Education students.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Casa del Prado
1800 El Prado
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, February 25 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 26 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1:00 PM Lumpia Fest Come and sample lumpia creations and other specialty food items (not just lumpia) from San Diego's most creative restaurants while enjoying music, entertainment, and a lumpia eating contest!

Admmision/Cost: FREE
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT


Location:
Mira Mesa Community Park
8575 New Salem Street
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, February 25 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.lumpiafest.com
2:00 PM Stage: The Illusion North Coast Repertory Theatre stages Tony Kushner's free adaptation of Pierre Corneille's 17th century tragicomedy. Pridamant's son disappeared. Pridamant and Dorante try to discover why. Maybe a magician can help? David Ellenstein directs.

Admission/Cost: $42 - $53

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, February 24 until Sunday, March 19 - 2017

Wednesdays and Sundays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.northcoastrep.org
2:00 PM Stage: Bocon For four performances only, Bocon, San Diego's newest company, dedicated to theater for youth, presents its inaugural production, also called Bocon. Lisa Loomer's play tells the story of Miguel, a "big-mouthed boy on a magical and treacherous journey from his home in Central America across the border of lights into the United States, with his guitar in hand." Artistic Director Crystal Mercado directs.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Location:
Sweetwater High School
2900 Highland Avenue
National City, CA 91950
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Dates and times:
Thursday, February 23 - 7:00 PM
Friday, February 24 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 25 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 26 - 6:00 PM
2:00 PM Chinese Computing and the Future of I.T. Are the 75,000 characters in the Chinese language impediments to the fast-moving nature of modern technology, or are Chinese typists ushering in the future of computing? Tom Mullaney, associate professor of Chinese history at Stanford University, explores these questions through his captivating research of Chinese telegraphs, typewriters and computers.

Mullaney will be joined by Scott Klemmer, associate professor and co-director of the Design Lab at UC San Diego, to discuss what the story of these objects tells us about the relationships between language, coding and the richer ways we communicate and solve problems in the 21st century.

After the conversation, participants are invited to view the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum's pioneering exhibit from Mullaney's collection, the world's largest, of Chinese and Pan-Asian typewriter and I.T. artifacts.

Schedule:
2:00 PM - Presentation
2:30 PM - Conversation and Q&A
3:30 PM - Exhibit Tour

Location:
The Chuang Archive and Learning Center
541 2nd Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, February 25 - 2:00 PM

For more information and registration, please visit: www.calendar.ucsd.edu
6:00 PM Kummbafest Gospel Night: Black to Power For 25 years, the accomplishments, artistry and views of the African-American community have been center stage at the Kuumbafest held annual at the San Diego Repertory Theatre during Black History Month. This year is no different, as Kuumbafest 2017: Black to Power will bring together a collective group of gifted individuals for all over the county to take part in the four day Kuumbafest extravaganza with its traditional finale, a gospel concert. The 2017 Gospel Night performances will feature artists from far and nears and includes M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Records recording artists, Men 4 Christ, the Shekinah Missionaries, Full Gospel Ensemble, Grace Covenant, Jeremy Gaddy and Priesthood, Alexi Joi, and Robert Earl Dean.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Thursday, February 23 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, February 24 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 25 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, February 26 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM Author Talk With Luis Alberto Urrea "Into the Beautiful North" is about nineteen-year old Nayeli who lives in Tres Camarones, a Mexican town nearly empty of men, including Nayeli's father, after most have gone to the U.S. to seek work. Inspired by the classic film, "The Magnificent Seven," Nayeli and her three closest friends are commissioned by the new village president, to travel north into the U.S. to bring back men to protect their town from encroaching drug dealers.

In this classic quest tale, Luis Alberto Urrea uses humor and compassion to address issues of cultural differences and depict the many borders in life that both divide and connect.

Seating is limited. Free tickets, limited two per person, will be distributed beginning at 3:00 PM. .

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Ln.
Carlsbad, CA
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Saturday, February 25 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call (760) 602-2049
7:30 PM Stage: Ajax The Old Globe & University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program present Maura Giles Watson's world premiere translation of Sophocles' mighty tragedy about the Greek's second greatest warrior at Troy. When Achillies dies, Ajax assumes he's next in line to wear the slain hero's armor. Agamemnon and Menelaus think otherwise, Ajax goes insane, then comes to his scattered senses. Ray Chambers and Lisa Berger direct.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $10

Location:
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalà Park
San Diego, CA 92110
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Dates and times:
Saturday, February 25 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 26 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 26 - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, February 28 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 1 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiego.edu
7:30 PM Stage: The Matsuyama Mirror A Japanese folktale fantasy for all ages. In this coming-of-age story, a young woman copes with the loss of her mother by escaping into the beautiful world she sees in her magic mirror. Award-winning playwright Velina Hasu Houston reimagines this Japanese fairy tale for the stage in a local premiere directed by Peter Cirino.

Admission/Cost: General - $17, Students, Seniors, and Active Military - $15

Location:
School of Theatre, Television, and Film
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, February 17 to Sunday February 26
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.ttf.sdsu.edu
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Irving Flores Latin Jazz Quartet Flores performs original compositions and jazz standards.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Harbor Music Hall
1506 India Street
San Diego,CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, February 11 - 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, February 25 - 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please call (619) 450-7926
8:00 PM Music: The Chieftains Throughout their storied 52-year career, The Chieftains have secured six Grammy Awards and have been nominated 18 times. The traditional Irish band is led by Paddy Moloney, master of the pipes and tin whistle, and is backed by Matt Molloy on flute, and Kevin Conneff on bodhran drum. The Chieftains have amassed a dizzyingly varied resume - collaborating with the Rolling Stones, The Decemberists, Bon Iver, and Ziggy Marley - helping to popularize Irish music across the globe. "The Chieftains have always aimed high," wrote a Boston Globe critic. "From the start, they sought to bring traditional Irish music out of the pubs and into theaters and opera houses around the world. They've done that with style."

Admission/Cost: $20 - $60

Location:
Jacobs Music Center
750 B Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, February 25 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiegosymphony.org
9:00 PM Brazil Carnival Mardi Gras Brazilian Productions is thrilled to announce its amazing All Star Brazilian Band with Musical Director Denys Cristian, members of Olodum and lead singer Amauri de Jesus straight form Rio de Janeiro!Celebrating 100 years of Samba & our 25th Annual San Diego Brazilian Carnival, We Bring Brazil Back 2U AGAIN!An Unforgettable Evening with Non Stop Partying!- Electrifying Acrobatic Capoeira;
- Stunning Samba Dancers;
- DJ Potira straight from LA;
- Authentic Brazilian Delicious Appetizers;
- Amazing Raffle, Enter to win a R/T to Rio de Janeiro Courtesy of Copa Airlines & Brazilian Productions;
- Add ON Samba Class from 8 to 9 :00 PM -> Come join us for a Fun Beginners Class to warm up for the Night!

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

Location:
Horizon Park Chapel
590 Fir Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, February 25 - 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM
11:55 PM Japanese Film: My Neighbor Totoro Hayao Miyazaki's "My Neighbor Totoro"

Ken Cinema's Saturday midnight movies series continues with a variety of classic films and cult favorites.

Admission/Cost: $8.50

Location:
Ken Cinema
4061 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
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Saturday, February 25 - 11:55 PM (with subtitles)
Sunday, February 26, - 11:00 AM (dubbed in English)

For more information, please visit: www.landmarktheatres.com
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